• Affordable Educational Credits
  • Watch At Your Convenience
  • Worldwide Speakers
  • Captivating Topics
  • Peer Interactions

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Online Course(s) & Continuing Education

Access the latest clinical skills and research for Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative for Lactation & Breastfeeding professional training. These Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative online courses provide practice-changing skills and valuable perspectives from leading global experts. This Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative education has been accredited for a variety of CEUs / CERPs and can be accessed on-demand, at your own pace.

Hours / Credits: 0.5 (details)
Learn More
USA Marcda Hilaire, BA, MPH, CLC, IBCLC, RLC

Marcda Hilaire immigrated from Haiti to the United States in 1995. At a very young age, she served as a trainee in the biomedical program now known as the STEM PREP program. She received a Bachelor’s in Biology from Temple University and a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal & Child Health from University of South Florida. Having worked in breastfeeding since 2012, Ms. Hilaire recently earned her IBCLC in June 2017. Ms. Hilaire currently serves as a breastfeeding coordinator in Palm Beach County, is a member of the Palm Beach County Breastfeeding Coalition and corresponding secretary for the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition. She serves as a member of the Health Ministry at Philadelphia Church of the Newborns. Ms. Hilaire and her husband have two children, one of whom is a currently breastfeeding 9 month old. She enjoys poetry, singing, and writing.

USA Marcda Hilaire, BA, MPH, CLC, IBCLC, RLC

Background: According to the World Health Organization, suboptimal breastfeeding contributes to 1.45 million deaths in developing countries. Haiti, the first black Republic has had various initiatives to promote breastfeeding. While 97% of Haitian-born neonates are ever breastfed (Ministry of Public Health, 2013), initiation within the first hour of birth is only slightly more than half (46.7% in 2008-2012, MIH). Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months was 39.7% (2008-2012 data in MIH).Various initiatives have been implemented to promote breastfeeding in Haiti.

Objectives: The purpose of this presentation is to analyze and evaluate the implementation of baby tents and baby friendly hospitals in Haiti through a literature review.

Findings: The literature has a limited scope of methodical research for these initiatives. Baby tents increased exclusive breastfeeding through psychosocial support, breastfeeding counseling, and nutrition training of health professionals. Baby Friendly hospitals have increased breastfeeding initiation but have limited recertification status. The literature indicates a sustainability and supportive infrastructure which is feasible through global partnerships, culturally appropriate trainings for health professionals, and fostering peer-to-peer support.

View Full Presentation Information
Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 26  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.5  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / Credits: 1 (details)
Learn More
Australia Andini Pramono, IBCLC, MPH

Andini has bachelor and master degree in public health, majoring in hospital administration. She is an IBCLC and is currently undertaking PhD at the Australian National University. Her PhD thesis is looking at the facilitator and barrier of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative implementation and accreditation in Indonesia and Australia. One part of her PhD was measuring its social value using Social Return on Investment.

Her journey began when she was pregnant with her first child, then found and attended full series of Indonesian Breastfeeding Mothers Association (AIMI)'s breastfeeding classes. She then decided to volunteered as breastfeeding counselor at AIMI.

With her work experience in hospital management consulting for 8 years and personal experience when her breastfed son undertook open heart surgery, she realized that not every hospitals provide adequate education and support for breastfeeding mother, either since pregnancy, during and after birth.

Andini was awarded Deeble Summer Research Scholarship from Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Scholarship Program of Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) in 2020 and published a Health Policy Issues Brief titled "Improving the Uptake of the Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Australian Hospitals" as the outcome. Thanks to her supervisor, Andini involved in working group for Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation at ANU in 2018-2019 and involve in WBTi Australia since 2019. Currently living in Canberra Australia, Andini has been providing breastfeeding education and assistance for Indonesian mother-student, students' wives or any Indonesian women who live in Canberra.

Australia Andini Pramono, IBCLC, MPH

In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first revision of the 1989 WHO/UNICEF Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Revisions are subtle, yet meaningful for implementation. A major change made by WHO is subdividing the Ten Steps into 1) critical management procedures, and 2) key clinical practices. Lessons have been learned on how the change has shifted the focus from health care staff to parents and families and shifted the responsibility for some elements of care from hospitals to the community. In this presentation, we will compare 1989 and 2018 Ten Steps, and explore its cost and benefit implications for diverse stakeholders, such as healthcare professionals, parents, family and government.

View Full Presentation Information
Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 29.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
This presentation is currently available through a bundled series of lectures.